Cincinnati In The News
The City of Cincinnati's embrace of technology and big data has exploded since the launch of its Office of Performance and Data Analytics late last year, with the latest approach being the use of lasers and GPS technology to fix potholes.
According to the League of American Bicyclists, bike commuting is growing quickly in Cincinnati but remains about average for the city's size when analyzed as a percentage of overall commuting trips taken. The numbers of walkers are surprisingly high.
On the 25th anniversary of the Contemporary Arts Center's Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition that resulted in obscenity charges against the CAC, Smithsonian Magazine tries to explain how Cincinnati has evolved.
Forbes Travel Guide is bragging on Cincinnati for our up-and-coming food scene, beer and bourbon heritage, an explosion of hipness and easy access to luxurious hotels and high-end experiences.
Governing Magazine looks at recent actions by State Auditor Dave Yost to publicize unethical behavior by government officials across Ohio with the hope that public shaming will deter future abuses of power.
Tech website Backchannel is again heaping praise on the city of Cincinnati's efforts to integrate big data into its daily operations, this time interviewing Ed Cunningham, head of the city's building code enforcement operations who's also front man and fiddle player for Comet Bluegrass All-Stars.
The New York Times interviews a variety of Southwest Ohio residents and finds a mix of opinion over John Boehner's resignation as House Speaker.
Wired magazine took notice of local designer Giacomo Ciminello's use of video game play to help re-invigorate blighted spaces through his People’s Liberty grant project, Spaced Invaders.
Hamilton is home to rap star Slim Jesus, whose controversial "Drill Time" video has over 1.5 million YouTube views. The Atlantic's CityLab says he's a product of Ohio's vanishing manufacturing sector and steady pro-firearms legislative march.
Martin J. Blank, President of the Institute for Educational Leadership, writes about Oyler School's role in the transformation of Lower Price Hill in a Huffington Post blog post titled "What Happens When a Crack House Becomes an Early Childhood Learning Center?"
The new U.S. News & World Report college rankings says in the intro, "The host of intangibles that makes up the college experience can't be measured by a series of data points," then does just that. The data points add up to Ohio State as the top area school, followed by Indiana University and Miami University.
The New York Times Magazine's "Education Issue" includes a online slideshow, "Cincinnati Starchitecture," and feature story that examine the University of Cincinnati's investments (and debt load) to make its campus a playground for renowned architects.
The Washington Post offers a profile of Judge David Bunning, "the devout Catholic and son of former U.S. senator and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning (who) became the first U.S. judge to issue a jail sentence to enforce the Supreme Court's ruling that made gay marriage legal across the country."
Cincinnati is the least expensive major city for a single person, according to a Yahoo Finance survey of the cost of living in 24 major U.S. cities.
Ohio politicians are upset that President Obama used an executive order to restore the name of Mount McKinley in Alaska to its original native name, Denali, reports the New York Times, which then dismisses all concerns.